Delta Air Lines, taking another big step in plans to upgauge its fleet and reduce the number of 50-seat regional jets to 125 or fewer by 2015, reached an agreement with Bombardier under which it will acquire at least 40 new 76-seat CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and send back 60 of its 50-seat CRJ200s to Bombardier. “We will exchange aircraft,” a Delta spokesman says. “We will take 40, and they will take 60.” Delta will pay an undisclosed amount for the 40 two-class CRJ900s, which have a ...

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